The German Parliament introduces new domestic turnover threshold in its merger control law

On Friday the German legislator approved the " Dritte Mittelstands-Entlastungsgesetz ("MEG III"), which introduces a second domestic turnover threshold of € 5 million. This is expected to reduce significantly the number of transactions that require prior approval by the Federal Cartel Office. This amendment will enter into force immediately after its promulgation, which should take place within the next couple of weeks. 1. Current situation Under the

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Daniela Seeliger, Bernd Meyring, Carsten Grave, Wolfgang Deselaers, The German Parliament introduces new domestic turnover threshold in its merger control law, 13 February 2009, e-Competitions Bulletin February 2009, Art. N° 41347

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